We will use the original iPhone camera Pro 😎
Hello everyone,
When we take photos with an iPhone in our hand, we get frustrated that we can’t get the best picture we can think of. You may not be able to use paid camera apps and may not get good pictures. In fact, this is not the case with the iPhone Original Camera, which does not have Pro Mode.

In today’s article, we will show you how to use each of the settings included in the iPhone Original Camera. So let’s get started…

1. The easiest way to open the Camera app is to take the first photo

You can quickly launch the camera by swiping left when the screen is locked.

(2) If you want to turn on the camera while using your phone, you may not be able to find the Camera app for those who have too many apps. If you have a camera app installed in the bottom dock, it will be easier to find.

(3) You can quickly open it by adding a shortcut in the Control Center.

2.Using Grid Lines

1. You can use the Grid in the camera to include Horizon and Vertical Lines so you don’t have to worry about your subject tilting.

(2) Rule of thirds can be applied.
(Using the Rule Of Thirds means inserting your subject into the four Power Points on the Camera Grid.)

Rule of thirds
(3) Ground or ceilings will also help to align objects with the surface when shooting objects.

Create a Grid Line
Turn on Settings> Camera> Grid

3.Choose the perfect shooting mode

Let’s take a look at the Camera Modes under the iPhone Camera App to find out which camera mode you want to use and when.

Depending on the iPhone model, there are camera modes such as Photo, Portrait, Pano, Video, Time Lapse and Slo-Mo.

Photo Mode

On the iPhone XS and earlier phones, Square Mode was auto-introduced, and on the iPhone 11 Series, you can enter Photo Mode as shown in the image, select Square in the Image Ratio first, and then shoot with Square Ratio.

The only difference between Photo and Square Mode is the Image Ratio.

Portrait Mode

Portrait Mode is what we all know about back and forth. Portrait mode blurs the main background so you can make the subject stand out. It can be used mainly for capturing beautiful pictures of pets.

Portrait Mode is only available on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 7 Plus.

Pano Mode

Pano Mode is used when shooting Landscape and Cityscape when you want a larger view.

To take panoramic photos, it is best to move the cursor with the arrow button.
(It is more convenient to shoot with a tripod, as it is important to keep your hands still)

4. Now let’s move on to Video Modes

Video and Slo-Mo Mode are well known.
Time Lapse mode captures videos in a fast-forward mode.
(Use Video, Slow-Mo, Time Lapse Modes as appropriate, and edit with iMovie as well.)

Here’s a look at some of the zoom modes available on the back camera lens of your phone.

Ultra Wide ~ 0.5x
It has a wide view and can be used for landscape and city shots.

Wide ~ 1x This is the Camera Mode we normally shoot with.

Telephoto ~ 2x
Maximum zoom range and close-up shooting of subjects

So let’s see how Night Mode, which is only available on the iPhone 11 Series, works…

If you use Night Mode, you will need to provide a small light source. For example, candles; Lamps Street light Night mode images are best if you have a light source, such as a car headlight. Night Mode is not very convenient for taking photos on a moonlit night xD

You do not have to do anything to use Night Mode. The camera will automatically turn on Night Mode as soon as the light is dim on the screen. Click on the icon in the upper left corner to enter Night Mode.

Once in Night Mode, you’ll see a slider at the bottom that lets you select Auto 2s, 3s, and more. If you want to choose, you can adjust the slider with a slider. Then when you press the Camera button, you need to keep your hands still as the 3s will shoot for 3 seconds according to your chosen seconds.

When shooting in low light, it will auto on and can only be shot with 1x, 2x zoom.

Use Portrait Mode Wisely

When shooting in modern DSLR mode with Portrait Mode, the distance between the object and the lens should be 2-8 ft.
On the 11 Pro and Pro Max only, Portraits Shots can be viewed in 1x wide or normal mode. You can shoot with either 2x Telephoto or both.

On the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS, XS Max, and XR, you can adjust the background blur volume, lighting effect, etc. after taking a portrait.

This photo from iPhone Photography School
Use Burst Mode

You can also use Burst Mode to capture the Right Moment when capturing moving images.

You will be shooting at 10 photos / sec as long as the shutter is pressed.

On the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max, you can shoot burst shots by swiping the camera button to the left.

Shoot Live Photos

Sometimes, instead of taking simple pictures, try to take live photos.
Live Photos are short 3-second video clips that are pressed 1.5 seconds before the camera button and within 1.5 seconds.

And you can only edit live photos in Photos. You can also add effects such as Loop, Bounce, Long Exposure. Take photos of waterfalls and rivers with Live Photos and apply the Long Exposure effect.

Capture Photo & Video at the same time with iPhone 11 Quick Take

You can also take photos and videos while taking videos using the Quick Take function built into the iPhone 11 Series. You can record video by pressing the camera button in Photo Mode without entering Video Mode to record video. When you release your hand, the video is done. If you want to continue shooting, you can swipe right while holding down the camera button. If you also want to take photos while shooting a video, click on the white circle next to it to take a photo.

On other iPhones, you can take a photo by tapping the white circle next to it while recording a video.

Set the focus

iPhones’ Auto Focus is quite accurate. However, when you want to focus on yourself, a yellow box will appear on the screen where you want to focus.

Adjusting the exposure according to the brightness level will also make a good photo.
There is a yellow sun on the side and the exposure is on the top and bottom. You can also scroll down and adjust.

Sometimes you adjust the focus by hand, but when the phone vibrates, the focus point disappears. You can set the Focus Lock to where you want it to be.

When you manually tap Lock on the screen, AE / AF Lock will appear.

Use HDR (High Dynamic Range)

HDR captures high contrast images, It produces color-rich photos. You should shoot with HDR turned on as the colors are more beautiful than normal shots.

How to use HDR?

The Smart HDR feature can be turned on in Settings, or you can only turn on the camera when you take a photo.

If you have an iPhone 11 Series, you should turn on Smart HDR and shoot.
Settings> Camera> Smart HDR> On

While shooting, you can turn HDR on and off by tapping the HDR button in the upper right corner.

The letter is too long to write in detail, so I will stop here. The next post will show you how to edit.

Click on this link to read more about the basics of photography when taking photos with your mobile phone.

Let’s all create great photos.

Scroll to Top